Sunday, January 3, 2016

Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Liability for Malpractice in Emergency Rooms

One of the most challenging positions in the medical profession is that of an emergency room physician. Despite the chaos and fast paced environment,  ER physicians have a duty to provide a standard of care to their patients. Those working in an emergency room can be held liable for harm that occurs because of their negligence. There are three basic elements that a plaintiff must prove in an emergency room-related medical malpractice lawsuit in order to be successful: A doctor-patient relationship was created and existed; That the treatment provided, or lack of treatment provided, was due to negligence; and That the patient was harmed by the negligence Doctor-Patient Relationship The doctor-patient relationship requirement is where each case begins because if a plaintiff cannot prove that a relationship was formed and existed, they will not be able to prove that negligence and harm occurred either. When a doctor examines a patient or provides them with treatment while the plaintiff i

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